Oneida Indian Nation
Job Code
Travel Involved
Oneida Nation Police
Employment Status

Police Officer

Job Description

  • Maintains regular patrol in assigned residential and business areas, investigates suspicious conditions and/or activity, and responds to calls for assistance on foot or in assigned vehicle.
  • Checks Nation properties for safety, security, or any other incidents that may occur, i.e., crimes in progress, fires, alarms, and other disturbances.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations of attempted or committed crimes.
  • Pursues and follows leads for assigned cases, gathers information and intelligence, and records all contacts for future reference regarding crime prevention.
  • Makes proper, legal and thorough searches when required to do so, i.e. officer safety, arrested individuals, warrants, property, vehicles, etc.
  • Responds to motor vehicle accidents, inspects vehicles involved and conducts investigations to determine the causes of the accidents, and completes required paperwork.
  • Renders first aid to any injured individual and administers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) when necessary.
  • Issues summons for traffic violations and other offenses where suspect may be cited and released.
  • Completes all necessary reports and supporting arrest, administrative and department mandated paperwork.
  • Assists specialized units with traffic control, crowd control, hazardous materials spills, and search and rescue.
  • Transports prisoners to and from detention facilities.
  • Makes necessary recommendations to Nation enterprises, persons, and residents regarding safety and security.
  • Uses skillful verbal communications when dealing with guests, supervisors, and fellow employees.
  • Regularly inspects assigned vehicle for required equipment, i.e., first aid kit, fire extinguisher, traffic flares, mobile radio, emergency lighting, etc.  Performs minor vehicle maintenance as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local (tribal) laws.
  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Nation owned property.
  • Knowledge of radio systems and procedures.
  • Skill in analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Ability to be patient under frustrating circumstances.
  • Ability to demonstrate controlled emotional response in difficult situations.
  • Ability to engage in effective verbal communication.
  • Ability to use common sense to address issues.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment.
  • Other: An emotionally mature attitude/emotional stability.
  • Other: Desire to help others.
  • Other: Self-motivation to deal with issues in a timely fashion.
  • Other: Self-motivation to provide an excellent work product.
  • Faithful to the Oneida Indian Nation Police Department
  • Displays behavior of honor, integrity and distinction.

Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a drug test. We are an equal
opportunity employer and encourage qualified American Indians to apply.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma required.  Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Previous federal, state, municipal or military law enforcement experience preferred.
  • Must be currently certified by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services as a Police Officer within the State of New York. 




Physical Requirements:


  • Acute speech, hearing and vision are required.
  • Fine manipulation of the hands is required.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, climb and kneel. 
  • Must be able to lift up to twenty pounds.
  • Entry level and Semiannual In-Service Physical Fitness Standards


    **** (Physical fitness standards are mandatory for entry level personnel and voluntary for incumbents.)

  • 1.5 mile run
  • 1-rep maximum bench press (based on chart percentage of applicants weight)
  • maximum push ups (based on gender and age specific per Cooper Standards)
  • 1 minute sit ups (based on gender and age specific per Cooper Standards)


Working Conditions:


This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable.  Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc. 


Good working conditions: may be slightly dirty or involve occasional exposure to some of the elements listed above.